Airfix Model of WZ507
(19th December 2012)
The Vampire Preservation Group is delighted to announce that
Airfix are releasing a 1:72 scale model kit of WZ507 in February
on this exciting new addition to the Airfix range began in
2010, when Airfix decided to produce a new Vampire model to
replace their aging FB5 kit. The VPG suggested that the Vampire
T11 would be the ideal variant to choose and provided some
photographs and other information to help illustrate this
some discussion, Airfix agreed to introduce the Vampire T11
model into their new range and decided that WZ507 would be
the perfect aircraft to depict, being the last airworthy example
in the world.
May 2011 Airfix researcher Simon Owen and product designer
Jordan Jenkins both visited WZ507 at North Weald. They spent
several hours measuring and photographing our Vampire from
every conceivable angle, to capture as much detail as possible
to ensure an accurate model was designed.
with this information, Jordan initially produced a three dimensional
Computer Aided Design model of the aircraft, to correctly
replicate the basic shape of the Vampire T11.
computer model was then enhanced by adding surface details
such as rivets and panel lines.
the CAD model was completed, it was used to produce the tooling
used to mould the individual components that make up the plastic
samples were assembled to ensure there were no problems with
the construction and instructions and box artwork were completed.
After almost two years of research and design, the Airfix
Vampire T11 is finally released. To obtain this stunning kit,
simply visit our online shop
and place your order – we will despatch your model(s)
immediately! Remember, all proceeds from our online store
are used to help keep WZ507 flying, so purchasing your Airfix
model of WZ507 directly from us can really make a difference
and preserve WZ507 for future generations to enjoy.
Note to Editors:
For more information, or to arrange to see this aircraft,
please contact Matt Hampton via the VPG web site.
The Vampire is often flying and will visit several airfields
during the year.
You will be made most welcome if you come along to see us!
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